Wednesday, February 08, 2012

“F—k!” Big-Time Glitch on Fox5’s Good Day New York

By Nicholas Stix

It was a great day so far for the crew at Good Day New York. Their teammate, Greg Kelly, had been cleared of rape charges by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, and they had interviewed one of the Giants’ Super Bowl heroes, Chase Blackburn. At 8:49, co-host Rosanna Scotto and the guy filling in for Greg Kelly were interviewing two American Idol contestants, a black guy from Teaneck, New Jersey, who had auditioned six times, before finally making it onto the show, and a Korean-born guy who made it on the first try. The Korean guy kept reminding the audience of his success, by holding up his index fingers, while the black guy emphasized, “Persistence!”

The image switched back and forth between the studio and videos of huge casting calls of aspiring AI performers, but beeping and buzzing kept interfering with the audio. We thought it was our lousy carrier, Time-Warner, but finally, one of the co-hosts complained about it, and then we heard someone in the studio—likely a techie—gasp, “F—k!” (It sounded like a female to me, while The Boss heard a man’s voice.)

The crew eventually got the glitch fixed, and the on-air team carried on, as if nothing had happened.

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